Volunteers are essential for the efficient running of a RNLI Lifeboat Station...
A number of local tradesmen are keen volunteers at Arbroath, one of Scotland’s oldest, and after being approached by some of them to donate a kitchen, depot manager Kevin McGurk was keen to help.
The RNLI station is at the town’s community heart, with many local people either involved through volunteering as crew members or fundraising at the annual Arbroath Seafest or the Lifeboat Station open days.
As well as providing a complete kitchen, Kevin agreed to have a collection tin in the depot, ‘strategically’ placed next to the usually free tea and coffee machine. The depot also donated other goodies and some Lamona cookbooks for the charity to use as raffle prizes during the Seafest.
The canteen kitchen was in much need of an update but the volunteer crew now have somewhere warm and dry to make themselves a hot drink after returning from a call. As a thank you, the Arbroath Lifeboat crew took a number of the depot staff out on a training launch on a cold dark November night; - it was an experience they will never forget!